Two men charged with growing cannabis

A 45-year-old Nowra man and a 57-year-old Culburra Beach man have been charged with growing cannabis.

At about 9.30am on Saturday, Shoalhaven detectives went to an address in Holloway Road, South Nowra.

In a caravan in the back yard, police found a cupboard which had been converted to a hydroponic growing room. 

It contained one mature cannabis plant, about 80cm tall. 

Police also found about 50 grams of cannabis leaf at the same location. 

They seized the plant, leaf and equipment and the Nowra man was charged with cultivation and possession of a prohibited plant and possessing a prohibited drug.

At about 11.15am the same morning, detectives went to an address in The Lake Crescent, Culburra Beach.

There they found two cannabis plants in a hydroponic growing room in a back yard shed. Police also found 116 grams of cannabis leaf. 

The Culburra Beach man was also charged with cultivating and possessing a prohibited plant and possessing a prohibited drug. 

In a third incident at 4pm that afternoon police executed a search warrant on a home in East Nowra where they found 24 cannabis plants in a hydroponic growing room and a small amount of cannabis leaf. 

Investigations are continuing in relation to this matter.

The Nowra man and the Culburra Beach man will face Nowra Local Court on July 7.

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